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Getting your car spic and span for a fresh ride

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The Rapido Car Vac comes in a specially designed case that allows it to be easily stored in the trunk for quick and efficient ad hoc cleaning.

Any form of upholstery is usually a magnet for dirt, crumbs and pet fur.  Especially if you have young children or furry pets.  Unlike the upholstery at home though, automobile upholstery can be a challenge to clean within the tight confines and various nooks of the vehicle itself.

Cleaning out the car is inevitable, however, and like any seemingly unpleasant chore, it is best taken step by step, and with the right equipment to make the process much easier.  A vacuum would certainly be a handy cleaning tool, finding the right one can be tricky though. It’s inconvenient to lug a canister vacuum to the car, yet handheld battery-operated vacuums often lack both suction power and battery life for the task.

That’s where models that are specially designed to clean cars, like the Rapido Car Vac, come in handy. Powered by the car’s electrical system and equipped with a five metre long power cord, the handheld Rapido never runs out of power and can reach anywhere in the car.

Rapido in case

The Rapido Car Vac comes in a specially designed case that allows it to be easily stored in the trunk for quick and efficient ad hoc cleaning.

As for cleaning difficult to reach areas such as under the seats, the Rapido comes with a crevice tool, small and big brushes and a flexible hose.  The crevice tool and small brush are even kept onboard the vacuum itself for easy, immediate use if needed. Designed to be stored in a zippered bag in the trunk, the vacuum and its tools can be  taken out easily for any impromptu cleaning too.

And that’s all you need to have on hand to clean your car. Now the fun starts.

  1. Begin by removing your personal belongings or large pieces of trash from the car. Check under the seats for any pieces of trash that may have rolled under  unnoticed.
  2. Remove the floor mats to clean them and give them a good shake over a garbage can or the ground to remove loose dirt and debris. Use your vacuum to remove any remaining particles stuck on the mat.
  3. Vacuum the car floor, sliding the seats all the way front and back to get at the area under them. To reach all the way under, use the flexible hose and the appropriate attachment for the area you’re trying to clean. Use the crevice tool and flexible hose to reach around the floor pedals, and the area between the seats.
  4. If your carpet is stained, use a carpet cleaner on these areas and follow the directions as indicated. When the cleaner has done its job, vacuum the area to remove any residue from the cleaner and carpet. Sprinkle a freshener or baking soda onto the clean carpet to remove odours. Once the powder has been left there for several minutes, vacuum the carpet again to remove the powder.
  5. Use the brushes to clean the dashboards, doors and visors, as well as the seats. If your seats are leather, take care not to scratch them with the vacuum’s attachments.
  6. When the interior is done, open the trunk and vacuum the area.

Enjoy your freshly cleaned car!

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